In all of Australia's states and territories it's illegal to use a hand-held phone while driving, even when you’re waiting at traffic lights. If caught, you could face on-the-spot fines and the loss of demerit points.
Find out what the rules are in your home state or territory:
Find a safe place to pull over and switch off your engine whenever you need to make or take a call. Better still - let the call go to voicemail. If you have to make or take calls while driving, it must be hands-free.
Even then, keep calls short and let the other person know you’re driving and might need to end the conversation.